Transfer Lens: Ander Herrera crunch talks, Latest on Pato

Alexandre Pato

Ander Herrera is gradually getting disillusioned with life at Manchester United. The Spain midfielder, who joined United for a reported £29m, has struggled to get regular games under Louis van Gaal, and according to reports, the Basque midfielder is seeking “showdown talks” over his future at the club.

Daily Star, not always reliable with their info, notes that “Ander is worried about his lack of progress at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal. He feels like he’s lost his identity as a player and doesn’t know what his role is anymore.

“His situation appears to be getting worse and he’s worried his career is going backwards, so there will have to be a chat with the manager.”

Herrera is loved by the United fans, and this potential rift with LvG has come at a crucial time for United. While United have been doing well in the Premier League and in Europe, result wise, the fans aren’t happy with the dull tactics deployed by the manager.

In contract, Herrera is one of those few players, who injects pace and creativity into the side, but surprisingly he is often being ignored by the Dutchman.

For a player of his talent, making 32 appearances for the Red Devils since joining the club in 2014 indeed is a big issue for the Spaniard to neglect. With Euros looming next summer, all Herrera needs is to play regularly to book a ticket to France.

Who will sign Alexandre Pato – Arsenal or Liverpool? 

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly in talks to sign Alexandre Pato. The Gunners are probably leading the race as Corinthians Sporting director Edu confirmed last week (via SportWitness) he had chats with Arsene Wenger over a possible transfer. 

The Brazilian forward is keen to return to a big European club either in January or next summer, and he would cost around €15m. 

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